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 personalised birthday gifts     |      2019-11-29 00:48

“;When I was a kid our regular Sunday routine was to go for a family walk in the woods. Winter was the best –; wrapped up in warm coats and gloves –; me and my brother chased the dog through the trees and collected pine cones for kindling. It would be dark by the time we arrived home to the smell of meat roasting in the oven, we would discard our muddy wellies at the door and make straight for the warmth of our ‘;Sunday bath’; which was always accompanied by listening to the top 20 singles run down on the radio. Meanwhile Mum and Dad would be in the final stages of serving roast dinner with gravy and all the trimmings. We would take our seats at the table as the number one single was announced.

Fond memories like these are the things which have taught me how to content myself throughout life and there’;s still nothing I love more than a walk in the woods with my own family, followed by a home cooked Sunday dinner. Although I have to admit I wouldn’t have a clue or a care what is number one in the singles chart these days!

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That feeling of homely contentedness is what I wanted to try and create with our Keepers Lodge story. The patterns for this collection were designed by Isla Middleton –; a talented young graduate from Falmouth Universitypersonalised birthday gifts, who we discovered at the New Designers graduate show in 2016. Isla specialises in creating beautiful lino cut textile designs inspired by the everyday plants and weeds we often overlook in our British hedgerows. They are depicted with print and embroidery techniques but also translate beautifully onto our lovely Keepers Lodge dinnerware.

The appeal of a warm and cosy is home is nothing new, but we have given a distinct twist to the traditional country palette by combining rust with ochre and rich aubergine. This collection will really come into its own as the season changes and we begin to feel a familiar chill in the air. I ?am looking forward to coming in from then cold and curling up with tea and crumpets in front of the fire, amongst these cushions and throws.”;

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When the kids head back to school in the Fall, do you ever feel like summer vacation passed you by and you didn’t get to do half of what you wanted? ?It’s happened to us more than once! To help you make the most of your summer, I have a free Summer Bucket List printable to share with you today. It’s full of fun Summer Bucket List Ideas!!

If you are anything like me then you will have no time to get your creative juices flowing and make an awesome homed costume. There is nothing wrong with that. While slightly less original, store-bought costumes not only look awesome but make deciding upon a costume so much easier.

These pyjama shorts are super simple to make and extremely comfortable. Personalise them by using patterned fabric, recycling some old clothes or adding some lace and pompoms. Whether you simply want a new pair of pyjamas or are looking for a weekend project, these pyjama shorts are sure to impress everyone at your next slumber party.